Sunday, January 16, 2011

Linocut icons... progress!

I really need to get the vacuum in here. I just swept another pile of lino crumbs into the bin, but they're tracked through the rug and hiding behind every piece of furniture in the studio. (Ahhhh.... life is good!)

I didn't intend to spend my entire Sunday carving an outhouse (!) and a tiny jail, but there you have it. There are now 14 little linocuts carved and awaiting an adventure with ink, paper, and baren, but I've still 4 more on the to-do list for this round of the icon project. They're all just critters from here on out, no more covered wagons or grain elevators– at least for now.


  1. Vacuuming? Remember the words of Quentin Crisp, who I (no doubt mis)quote everytime anyone mentions cleaning.

    "After six years the dirt doesn't get any worse."

  2. Or rather,

    At a certain point, you start to track dirt OUT of the house....

  3. Please don't do too much hoovering it will put the rest of us to shame...

  4. I've been cutting 5 large blocks for several days, and my family has been teasing me about the spread of lino-chads all over the house. There is even a smattering on the front porch. Fortunately I don't have to vacuum just yet because we ran out of bags for it.

  5. Ahhh! I've found housecleaning nirvana with you all. You may come and enjoy tea with lino crumbs at my place any time!

  6. our vacuum has been in pieces for over a week, there is dog hair everywhere, and dirt and little rocks and pencil shavings all over the floor

    cleaning is over rated :p


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